The Harvey Fellows Program was developed to encourage followers of Jesus Christ to integrate their faith and vocation and pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians appear to be under-represented. The program, sponsored by The Mustard Seed Foundation, provides financial aid and relational support to Christian graduate students who possess a unique vision to impact society through their fields and who are pursuing graduate studies at premier institutions in their disciplines.
Each Harvey Fellow is awarded a $15,000 annual stipend which is portable to a premier graduate degree program, subject to approval by the selection committee. Generally, only schools considered to be among the top five by professionals in a given subject area of specialty will be acceptable destinations. Fellowships are not awarded for study at theological schools or for non-degree or part-time graduate programs. Fellows are free to use their stipends to further their vocational goals; e.g. tuition, living expenses, research tools or travel, studio space, professional conferences, and interview travel.
- Candidate's Christian faith and evidence of its strength and maturity.
- Demonstrated commitment and accountability to the local church.
- Articulation of the strategic nature of vocational arena as a mission field and as a position from which to influence society.
- Argument for the lack of a distinctive Christian voice in that field.
- Demonstrated leadership within the discipline.
- Potential to impact people and systemic structures within the field through vocational vision.
- Capability to affect field of study through research or other scholarly work (often demonstrated by current publishing and research success, professional experiences and exposure, and the candidate's work sample and recommendations.
- Personal faith in Jesus Christ and a desire to serve and witness His name.
- Affirmation of Lausanne Covenant (found on The Mustard Seed Foundation web site. See link below).
- Graduate student status.
- Completed application form (available on Foundation web site).
- Updated resume.
- Essays (see application form).
- Up to four recommendation letters from current local church, academic advisor, professional advisor, and an optional spiritual recommendation.
- GRE, LSAT, GMAT or other test scores.
- Undergraduate and graduate transcript(s) through most recent semester.
- A significant piece of academic work, limited to 25 pages, from intended field of study.
- Deadline is November 1, 2010.
It is very important to refer to the web site listed below for specific and complete information regarding this fellowship.
Web site: http://www.harveyfellows.org/